Multiple explosions have rocked the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo Easter Sunday morning killing 129 people and injuring hundreds more, according to multiple reports.
Explosions were reported at churches and hotels as worshippers gathered for Easter service, causing casualties. Sri Lanka security official said 6 near simultaneous blasts hit 3 churches and 3 hotels frequented by tourists, according to the Associated Press.
At least 129 people were killed and nearly 500 hospitalized from injuries in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka, the state-run Daily News reported.
The first blast through St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo.
Alex Agileson who was in the vicinity said buildings in the surrounding area shook with the blast, according to the Associated Press.
He said a number of injured were carried in ambulances.
A second explosion was reported at St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, a Catholic majority town north of Colombo.
Sri Lankan security officials say they are checking for details.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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